From the ancient ruins of Acropolis to the superb beaches of Rhodes and Kos, Greece is a sun-drenched paradise. Let Luggage Mule ship your luggage to Greece so you can make the most of this marvellous country.
Customs: Due to Greece’s place within the EU, travel between other EU countries is fairly easy. However, meat products not originating from EU member states are forbidden, as is the transport of pets. Check the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £49.99!
Shipping times: 8 working days
Flights: Flights to Greece usually take just over three and a half hours. Nearly all international airlines provide a service to Greece but flights from the Australasia and Pacific region usually involve at least one change. Major gateways include Athens, Heraklion, and Rhodes.
Currency: Euro (€)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports or any other EU state citizens are not required to have a visa to travel to Greece. Other nationalities however may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: Central European Time, GMT+2.
Packing for Greece
Summers in Greece are usually hot and dry, particularly in July and August when temperatures reach 35°C. There is some respite on the islands where cooling and refreshing winds are not uncommon. Suncream, sunglasses and a hat are essentials, and it’s also worth having some long-sleeved shirts to cover up your arms. The winters are cold and wet especially in the north and snow, although rare, is not out of the question in the mountainous regions. The Greek islands in the south enjoy much milder winters. Fleeces, waterproofs and heavyset boots are recommended when travelling to Greece outside of summer.
Ship your bike to Greece
Some of the best mountain biking in Greece is on the outskirts of Athens. Parnitha National Park has a series of marked trails for all levels of bikers and the Varibobi, Pentedli and Dionisos regions are also popular too. For road cyclists, the Peloponnese route is an eight-day tour taking in the Olympic grounds where the inaugural games took place in 796 B.C and the ancient city of Mycenae. Luggage Mule can ship your bike to Greece at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to ride these superb trails on your own wheels.
Ship your golfing gear to Greece
There are seven major golf courses in Greece. On the mainland, Glyfada Golf Course is a short drive from Athens, on the sunny Afantou Beach on Rhodes you’ll find the Afandou Xenia Golf Course, and in Messenia in the southwest of the Peloponnese, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course at Costa Navarino offer a unique coastal golfing experience. Wherever you’re destined, shipping your golfing gear to Greece is easy with Luggage Mule’s reasonable rates and reliable service.
What to ship home from Greece
There are numerous souvenirs to bring home from Greece. Handmade Greek-style leather sandals take their cue from ancient Greece, and traditional Kombolo or worry beads are another cultural item. As for food and drink, the Greek’s are famous for their honey and olive oil and the anise-flavoured ouzo produced on the Aegean island of Lesvos is another popular purchase. With Luggage Mule’s safe and secure shipping and our generous 30kg allowance you can ship all your purchases back home without any worry of breakage.